The Alexander Technique is an educational method that teaches students to identify and reorganize poor and inefficient movement habits that can create pain, stress, and fatigue in their daily activities.

It improves ease and freedom of movement, balance, and coordination, which help alleviate pain caused by tense muscles and postural pressure. As a result, students generally experience greater health, a sense of well-being, and increased energy levels.

The Alexander Technique is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a re-education of the mind and body. Teachers use demonstration, explanation, and repeated re-examination of a student’s body positioning and movement during commonly performed activities, as well as in sports, musical performance, or work-related actions.

When you take Alexander lessons, your teacher will carefully observe your body’s posture and help you notice unproductive reactions and movements. He or she will guide you by means of verbal and hands-on directions to help you become more conscious of these reactions, to stop them, and ultimately to give your body new thoughts about more productive movements.

It is important to take lessons from a qualified Alexander teacher who can personally evaluate your body’s particular habits of movement and posture in order to customize a set of necessary corrections you can work on.

To gain a more visual understanding of how Alexander Technique lessons work, check out this short video featuring Academy Award-winning actor William hurt and prominent Alexander Technique teacher Jane Kosminsky.